Masking and personal protective equipment (PPE) are still required for the care of patients who are positive or suspected positive for COVID-19.
To reduce transmission of infectious diseases in the workplace, masking will be strongly encouraged and recommended for employees, patients and visitors:
- Showing signs or symptoms of respiratory illness (e.g., fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat)
- With a recent known exposure to someone with a respiratory infection
All employees – whether vaccinated or vaccine-exempt – are still expected to self-assess for signs or symptoms of illness and to contact the Occupational Health Exposure/Illness Hotline at 314-362-5056 if symptoms are present for evaluation of respiratory illness before coming to work. Those with vaccine exemptions and no symptoms will still need to wear a mask throughout the workday or document self-assessment before coming to work each day. The assessment can be done using the WashU Med online screening tool.
WashU Med and BJC will continue to monitor respiratory virus activity and adapt strategies as needed.
Visit the Faculty Practice Plan website to learn more.